I think it's Su-Wei Hsieh or Widjaja.<br />After all, Su-wei Hsieh easily beat Janet Lee in straight sets at Taiwan's local championships.<br />Su-wei also beat Asagoe whose ranking is higher than Obata, and Widjaja beat Su-wei...
Hey Yu-lin! Is tennis a big sport in Taiwan? coz when I was there in this summer I didn't hear ANYTHING 'bout Taiwanese tennis players.... Taiwanse basketball was actually bigger... <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> <br />Where can I find facts bout Su-Wei?
Marri :<br />No, tennis is not big at all in Taiwan.<br />We used to have a tourment in Taipei, Taiwan, but it cancelled many years ago.<br />Tulyagonova was here this summer to play Fed cup, but nobody cared.<br />Su-wei is merely the second Taiwanese tennis player who cracked into the top 200 ever. (the first one is Shi-ting Wang), and not so many people know about Su-wei.<br />As a Taiwanese tennis fan, I feel quite sorry about it.
it is quite a shame Yu-Lun because there is some good tennis talent coming out of a country that is not interested in tennis! Su-Wei and Chia-Jung are most likely going to be top 50 players one day. Su-Wei probably even top 10 - 20 .... they are going to end up playting for a nation thats not interested in the sport. Its amazing that Su-Wei is so young and is beating girls that are much more physicly developed then her! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> I am sure there will be more of an interest in the future <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />no need to push Su-Wei on - her talent is obvious and she will have success in the future <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
I saw some match of Su-Wei when she played in Wismilak International, Nusa Dua Bali. I think she have a big talent to breaks Top-100 next year. <br />About the Asian Championships, Angie won't play there because she will celebrate her 17th birthday in the same week. <br />Both Angie and Su-Wei, they are the Asian rising star.
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It's a pity that tennis isn't popular in Taiwan. <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />There are quite a few talents coming over there.
Yen-Hsun Lu and Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (both Top 5 juniors at different times) in the men's tour and in the women's tour, Su-Wei Hsieh, Chia-Jung Chuang, Chin-Wei Chan, Hsiao-Han Chao, etc.
I wish them all the best! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Toto, I'm quite surprised to hear that Angie won't be playing the Asian Championships. I read on the Australian Tennis Magazine that she will, but I guess that was before she realised it was on the same week as her birthday.
I guess she'll definitely play qualies then. I don't think she'll play any more tourneys this year. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
I heard it from my friend from Indonesia Tennis Association. Executive Director ATF Mr. Uthrapatty also ask same question? It seem Angie can't play there although she will get air ticket and accomodation. I will post the latest new about it if any.
The biggest problem for Chia-jung Chuang, Chin-wei Chan, and Hsiao-han Chao is MONEY.<br />Su-wei is from a financially "not-that-well" family, and PAPA Hsieh had to BEG for money for Su-wei's traveling. Now Su-wei had finally had a sponsor, but still none for Chuang, Chan, and Chao. PAPA Hsieh used to share Su-wei's prize money with Chan for her traveling.<br />Now Chuang starts to win titles...I really hope she can find a sponsor as soon as possible. So can Chan and Chao. They're all talened girls.
Su-Wei's money problems should be going away by now though .... after semis at Wismilak, a 25k challenger win, and her success here in Pattaya.<br />I am not too worried as plenty of money will be going her way very soon judging by her results....<br />Shame about the other girls though ... if i was rich i swear i would sponsor one <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
Money really seems to be the problem for most of the upcoming Asian girls. <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />I think Angie comes from a pretty well-off family so I don't think she's had much financial problems.
Yu-Lun, do you know what's happen to some of the slightly older Taiwanese women?
* Yu-An Chen used to be a pretty decent junior a few years ago, but hardly plays any pro events.<br />* Tzu-Ting Weng was ranked in the Top 300 a few years ago, but has dropped since, but she still plays in some of the Asian events.<br />* I-Ting Wang plays regular on the Asian circuit, but her results haven't been fantastic.<br />* Lan-Lan Tai has been playing Asian events lately without any success. Is she any good?
BTW, do you know what's happened to Hsueh-Li Hsu? I remember she used to play the Asian circuit regularly a few years ago, but disappeared in 1999. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">